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Ribeye

1 Corinthians 3:2 KJV
I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

My favorite cut of steak is Ribeye. Each cut however is not always the same. If undercooked it can be tough or it might have too much fat or grizzle. The ideal cut in my opinion is tender and best grilled around medium rare to medium. It needs to have a little fat marbled in and a little pink is just right.

The main problem with the word of God is not taste. The truth is palatable enough. The problem is digestion.

I’ve heard the word of God. Can I do and keep it? If I’m a woman can I remain silent in church? If I’m a man can I pray with my head uncovered.

When we face tradition or honor tradition too much it can create problems with us actually doing. Will  I cover my head with a talit or beenie or will I assume I have rights I never possessed?

Sometimes doing is the crux of the word of God. The doing or digesting is the problem.

Truly the word is sweet. But will we follow it or will we puke up or reject the word.

Strive to do. May the Bible be like your favorite cut of meat and may it be pleasant to your stomach.

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Did He Really Say That?

I’ve heard this said or asked about the teachings of Jesus Christ. Or phrased another way, did he really mean that?

If it’s in the Holy Bible KJV, my resounding answer is YES.

The hearer is having difficulty with a hard teaching of our Lord. You may find a rabbi or a preacher who changes the meaning by misinterpretation or softens it so that it is of little effect, but the Truth is the Truth.

Cut off your hand. Pluck out your eye. If they offend, it is better to enter life maimed than to burn in Hell. Matthew 18:8-9.

Matthew 10:34 KJV
Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.

Luke 12:51-53 KJV
Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division: [52] For from henceforth there shall be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. [53] The father shall be divided against the son, and the son against the father; the mother against the daughter, and the daughter against the mother; the mother in law against her daughter in law, and the daughter in law against her mother in law.

And many other teachings.

If Jesus said it, he meant it, and unless it was a parable he was generally very clear about it.

1 Corinthians 14:33 KJV
For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.

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The S(word)

Scripture is not a weapon and should never be used as a weapon – said a local preacher this past Sunday, May 12, 2019.

He’s wrong.

Ephesians 6:17 KJV
And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God:

Hebrews 4:12 KJV
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Are we supposed to use scripture as a weapon?

2 Timothy 3:16-17 KJV
All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: [17] That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works.

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